Cristin-resultat-ID: 1590923
Sist endret: 20. juni 2018 00:00
Resultat
Musikk - komposisjon
2018

“Facing Global Challenges” for piano, trumpet, and percussion, 9-minute original piece co-developed by David Hebert and Mai Goto. Commissioned for performance at opening of Bergen Summer Research School: Global Challenges, international studies PhD program. Premiered on July 11, 9am, at Eggen Auditorium, University of Bergen. Performed as trio with Adam Switala on percussion.

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  • David Hebert og
  • Mai Goto

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“Facing Global Challenges” for piano, trumpet, and percussion, 9-minute original piece co-developed by David Hebert and Mai Goto. Commissioned for performance at opening of Bergen Summer Research School: Global Challenges, international studies PhD program. Premiered on July 11, 9am, at Eggen Auditorium, University of Bergen. Performed as trio with Adam Switala on percussion.

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Introductory Statement / Opening Music / FACING GLOBAL CHALLENGES / Welcome to the 2018 Bergen Summer Research School. My name is David Hebert, and I am a professor in one of the courses this year, Cultural Heritage and Policy in a Digital Age. And, this is Mai Goto, a pianist from Japan, with whom I often perform. We wonder whether any of you, in recent months, have had the opportunity to see the very first performance of a new piece of music? That is what we prepared for you today in honor of the summer school, a 9-minute piece we created called Facing Global Challenges. New music can be risky, because most avant garde art music today is only appreciated by composers, while a lot of pop music tends to be uninteresting for adults. Before we play our new piece for you, we will give a 1-minute explanation. Inspired by global challenges, we begin with the themes of nature and technology, represented by the rain-stick and a piano motif (5s. PLAYED ON PIANO). Later, we introduce the main melody, which implies reflection on the human condition (5s. PLAYED ON PIANO). This theme returns in a more upbeat and hopeful variation – to suggest our collective progress toward facing global challenges. But, in between, we have this theme (10s. PLAYED ON PIANO). On the surface, this Theme Two suggests the instantly attractive convenience of globalized consumer culture, yet something unnerving lurks beneath, a dissatisfaction that gradually alters the balance. Our piece, Facing Global Challenges, ends with a bold melodic statement of hope, and overcoming of obstacles, that – as every poet (and scholar) knows – are not easily represented in words. Thank you for listening, and we hope you like it.

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